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Poster: morst Date: May 18, 2006 1:55am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: naming conventions

Thanks for your help with this- let me cut to the chase- can I upload my show with filenames the way I used to, and it will be ok, or do I have to add all the extra extenders even though we were the only tapers there?

I want to use this format: rebirth2006-04-22d1t01.flac
Will that be OK?

to clarify for brad- yes, after I created my folder, the CREATE ITEM page reads:
Item is ready for FTP

You may now proceed to upload files into your new item!

You have 48 hours to use this FTP directory to upload files into your item or to change files in your item. (After that, it will be automatically checked in. You may, however, check the item back out later to upload or change files.)

Please ensure that an extension is at the end of the name of each file that you upload (eg: ".mpg", ".avi", ".mov").
Generally, we recommend that each file in your item should start with the same name as the identifier (e.g. since your identifier is named Rebirth2006-04-22.flac16, upload files that are called "Rebirth2006-04-22.flac16.mpg", "Rebirth2006-04-22.flac16.asf", or "Rebirth2006-04-22.flac16_256kb.mov").


Also, Di, I see on the NamingStandards page that there are a variety of acceptable formats, and I have submitted dozens of things the old way. I just need to know if the new system will accept my "old style" filesets or do I have to rename all my stuff before I upload it?

from NamingStandards:
For example, these all work:
ph2003-03-01.dpa.shnf
ph2003-03-01-nak.shnf
ph2003-03-01cmc6.shnf"


I like the middle style. :-D

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: May 18, 2006 2:16am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: naming conventions

Yes, the old way is fine. The extra separators are if you want to distinguish one source from another - aud vs. sbd, Nakamichi vs. AKG, etc.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: May 18, 2006 2:30am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: naming conventions

Ah I see, it's the "generally" example part! That's because it's explanatory text (with whatever identifier you have, auto-filled into the examples) ssetup to apply to *general* system-wide submissions (including Open Source Movies, Open Source Audio, etc). Unlike etree.org realms, other folks often have *no* clue how to name a file. I've seen stuff like "asdf.mp3", like they apparently didn't really read that anyway. Then again, I've seen identifiers like "asdf". :)

So, instead of the general rec's, just go with the usual *specific* style Naming Standards.

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-05-18 09:30:58

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Poster: morst Date: May 18, 2006 6:13am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: naming conventions

cool, thanks for all the help, the fileset in question now lives here- http://www.archive.org/details/Rebirth2006-04-22.flac16

:-)